Horror & Dark Fantasy




Editorial: July 2019

Welcome to issue eighty-two of Nightmare!

If you’re the outdoorsy type, our new short story by Simon Strantzas, “Antripuu,” might make your next adventure a little more terrifying. We apologize if you’re too frightened to enjoy that hike or camping trip! Our other original short story, “No Other Life,” by Isabel Cañas, should please both lovers of medieval history and fans of vampire lore. We also have reprints by Seanan McGuire (“Threnody for Little Girl, with Tuna, at the End of the World”) and Cody Goodfellow (“At the Riding School”).

In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Kaaron Warren looks into the weird and disturbing world of ghost photography. We also have author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Adam-Troy Castro.

John Joseph Adams


John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and is the bestselling editor of more than thirty anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. Recent books include A People’s Future of the United States, Wastelands: The New Apocalypse, and the three volumes of The Dystopia Triptych. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist twelve times) and an eight-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed and is the publisher of its sister-magazines, Fantasy and Nightmare. For five years, he ran the John Joseph Adams Books novel imprint for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and @johnjosephadams.